As a sophomore in 2016 at South Lake High (Groveland, FL) Kelley Joiner rushed for 1,270 yards on 175 carries (7.3 yds./car.) and 13 touchdowns. Joiner carved up the opposition like Thanksgiving turkey the following season; a junior campaign that included a 402 yard five touchdown performance against Leesburg and going over 100 rushing yards in 10 games.
Joiner finished with 2,241 yards on the ground on 251 carries (8.9 yds./car.) and 25 touchdowns in 2017. He was about to erupt on the college football recruiting landscape after putting up borderline unbelievable numbers in the first three games of his senior year.
Absorb these: In first three games Joiner rushed for 1,006 yards on 91 carries, good for 335.3 yards a game.. and 11.1 yards to carry.. and scored 17 touchdowns in three consecutive 200+ yard rushing performances. And if he hadn’t come up a measly six yards short (294) in the 2018 opener it would’ve been consecutive 300+ yard games (373, 339).
After kicking his senior year off like the Road Runner with a rocket strapped to his back, the budding star unfortunately broke his fibula in game three against Crystal River, sidelining the Eagles standout for the remainder of the season.
Joiner showed elusiveness and great cutting ability as soon as he got the chance for the Bulls as a true Freshman in 2019. #CutUp10 posted 364 rushing yards on 71 attempts, which included a 51 yard jaunt against South Carolina State. The now Sophomore also added 108 receiving yards in 2019.
Be sure to keep you eyes peeled for big time plays from number 10 in 2020. Just watch his highlights, they speak for themselves.